Traffic Filtering and DSCP Marking in vDS 5.5

Do you know when you use a vSphere distributed switch 5.5, you can protect the virtual network from unwanted traffic and security attacks or apply a QoS tag to a certain type of traffic by using the traffic filtering and Continue reading Traffic Filtering and DSCP Marking in vDS 5.5

LACP Primer – vSphere 5.5

LACP is a channel having two physical switches with a single link between. But hey what happens if we add a second physical link there? Oh yes, you will get a bridging loop. However switches have inbuilt mechanisms, which is Continue reading LACP Primer – vSphere 5.5

Much awaited LACP enhancement – vSphere 5.5

In vSphere 5.1, LACP implementation has some constraints and those were: Supports only one LAG per VDS per host. All uplinks in the dvuplink port group are included in this LAG. Only the IP hash load balancing algorithm is supported. Continue reading Much awaited LACP enhancement – vSphere 5.5